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TechCrunch , VentureBeat , BetaKit , +2

Slack and Google announce partnership focused on better integrating their services

Messaging Apps & Services
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Facebook adds third-party app support to its Slack competitor

Business Insider

$3.8 billion Slack just poached a high-ranking Dropbox exec as it faces a new threat from Microsoft

Earnings
$240,000 Grant
Nieman Lab

Quartz launches its Bot Studio with $240K from Knight, and plans for Slack and Echo

Bloomberg

Facebook Rolls Out Workplace Service to Compete With Slack

TechCrunch

Make way for another Slack competitor, Team-One from BroadSoft

Apps & Services
Re/code

Slack still welcomes Microsoft as competition

Apps & Services
Re/code

Slack is watching how you work

TechCrunch

Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram

Cloud People Messaging
WSJD

Messaging Service Slack Braces for Competition

TechCrunch

Slingr turns Slack into the ultimate task manager

Business Insider

$3.8 billion Slack is falling into a tough cycle every hot startup goes through

@harrymccracken @furrier @ThisTechGirl @inafried via The Verge , Business Insider

Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft

Apps & Services
The Verge

Microsoft Teams leaves the office door open for Slack

Messaging Apps & Services
TechCrunch , The Next Web

Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

@ruhanirabin via The Verge , Business Insider , TechCrunch , +9

Slack shows it’s worried about Microsoft Teams with a full-page newspaper ad

Apps & Services Messaging
TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Loop brings retro-styled entertainment to the grandparental generation

Finextra

Canada's first peer-to-peer lender, Lending Loop, opens doors

Business Insider

Slack might be dying because of what made it attractive in the first place

The Next Web , TechCrunch

You can now create Google Docs within Slack (plus other new features)